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Old 27th November 2022, 02:23   #1006
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

So it's been 9 months since Slavia launched. Just wondering if anyone faced any issues with the 1.5 DSG?

I noticed that they introduced some lag whenever you put your foot down. Don't know if that has anything to do with past DSG failures.

However, I am still interested to know, how have things been going with this gearbox on the slavia.
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Old 27th November 2022, 09:23   #1007
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Does anyone know if the VCDS based coding can change the default state of the Auto Engine on/off ? While I don't need to permanently disable it, I would prefer to keep the default off (on car start) and then enable it/disable it thereafter depending on need.
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Old 28th November 2022, 21:55   #1008
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Quick updates on my Slavia.

Chrome deleted everywhere except the front, as I ran out of tape. This was all DIY. With the mesh curtains in place, i am loving the all dark look. No picture for now till I can get the lowering springs, as it's an eyesore without them.

Have paid advance for 35/45mm drop Cobra lowering springs, and they should come in by January. Fortunately am traveling most of December, so should make the wait easier. Hoping the wider track due to tire and alloy width do not make the tires foul with the fenders. Overall dia is same, so guess (hoping) we will be fine.

On the driving front, i find the gear ratios to tall in D mode, so am often shifting into S for quick overtaking maneovears.

Unexpectedly I am loving the silent ride (getting old i think), so am wary of, but not ruling out a valvetronic exhaust at some point in time. Just that I don't want to go in for rushed up wannabe mods but a loud exhaust on demand would be good music, for a change. I'd really like the exhaust tip to peek out of that rear bumper, it's too plain jane minus that.

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Old 2nd December 2022, 09:34   #1009
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Does anyone else face issues with Bluetooth connectivity? Most of the time, it is the phone that doesn't connect. It is the other way around for me. The system and my phone can not stay disconnected. I use my phone with the Bluetooth headset while my driver is at the wheel and not the car's system for obvious privacy issues.
But even if I disconnect manually on my phone (multiple times), it keeps connecting and autoplays songs from one of the apps, in the process sometimes startling both me and the driver. Also if I pause the music and keep the phone connected to both, the call preferentially goes to the car system rather than the headset.
It is becoming a nuisance for me. Any suggestions apart from unpairing/ removing the device from my bluetooth devices and manually adding everytime?
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Old 3rd December 2022, 20:12   #1010
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

[quote=madnish30;5445133]Hello folks!
Had booked a Style AT 1.0, got a deal from the dealer here in Delhi !!

Hi , can you share the details on the deal as we have also narrowed down to Style AT 1.0 and as per dealer any offer is available for Ambition AT only.

Best they can do it insurance flat at 40K .

Also, the dealer is promising the Variant will carry subwoofer, whereas I heard the same has been discontinued.

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Old 4th December 2022, 11:53   #1011
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Does anyone else face issues with Bluetooth connectivity? Most of the time, it is the phone that doesn't connect. It is the other way around for me. The system and my phone can not stay disconnected. I use my phone with the Bluetooth headset while my driver is at the wheel and not the car's system for obvious privacy issues.
But even if I disconnect manually on my phone (multiple times), it keeps connecting and autoplays songs from one of the apps, in the process sometimes startling both me and the driver. Also if I pause the music and keep the phone connected to both, the call preferentially goes to the car system rather than the headset.
It is becoming a nuisance for me. Any suggestions apart from unpairing/ removing the device from my bluetooth devices and manually adding everytime?

I guess there should be an option to turn off Bluetooth in ICE.. Haven't tried in mine..I will check..
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Old 5th December 2022, 00:58   #1012
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Yesterday, I had booked a test drive of the Slavia via Skoda's website. They told a callback time of 6 hours. But yet none has called me , nor did I receive any confirmation SMS. On the other hand I booked a test drive of the Honda city through the Honda website, but they sent a confirmation SMS. So has anyone booked a test drive for Skoda online and did the dealer or Skoda send any message ?
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Old 5th December 2022, 14:07   #1013
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Took delivery yesterday, reached home to find out that the rear left glass is not going down. I can hear the motor whirr, but the glass won't go down. Need to get that sorted.
Very keen observations and a long list of -ves, but a very genuine question- Why did you buy it? Did you do a comparative analysis of available options in market and found Slavia better relatively? Maybe if you share that, it will help many members as well.

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Old 6th December 2022, 11:15   #1014
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Booking a test drive through the website doesn't work most of the time with Skoda. Better to call the nearest dealer & ask him to provide a test drive at your home. Now that the initial hype is over, most of the sales staff would be happy to come over to your home for a test drive. Honda treats test drive as if they are offering you a premium service free of charge & thus try to limit test drive to <5 km confined to the route that they define. Skoda/VW are a lot more willing to provide long test drive. I was allowed a long test drive on the highway of Virtus in June on a weekday.

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Yesterday, I had booked a test drive of the Slavia via Skoda's website. They told a callback time of 6 hours. But yet none has called me , nor did I receive any confirmation SMS. On the other hand I booked a test drive of the Honda city through the Honda website, but they sent a confirmation SMS. So has anyone booked a test drive for Skoda online and did the dealer or Skoda send any message ?
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Old 6th December 2022, 12:53   #1015
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Took delivery yesterday, reached home to find out that the rear left glass is not going down. I can hear the motor whirr, but the glass won't go down. Need to get that sorted.
Interestingly, the same happened in my car a couple of months back. The same window. One fine day it refused to go down. But then, the next day, the issue automatically got solved somehow.

Reminds me of earlier Tata taxis in which drivers used to slap the door to make the windows work . Have other users experienced any problem with the windows (except the driver side)?

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Did anyone get damping done for the doors and is there any considerable benefit from it?
Also wondering if anyone has done speakers upgrade on the Style variant older version which had the amp, if yes, which speakers did you pick and your feedback will help.
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Old 11th December 2022, 09:47   #1017
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Booking a test drive through the website doesn't work most of the time with Skoda. Better to call the nearest dealer & ask him to provide a test drive at your home. Now that the initial hype is over, most of the sales staff would be happy to come over to your home for a test drive.
I visited Skoda showroom in person and got a test drive scheduled for a Saturday following after two weeks. The sales staff called me after a week and asked me if I would take test drive in that weekend itself. I said I was busy and that is why I had got it scheduled for the particular day.

So, one week later, on Friday, I gave a call to him and reminded him. He more than agreed. Then he called me an hour before the scheduled time on Saturday, saying that he would call me once he starts. That call is yet to come!

It is three weeks since then. When I called him one day, he said sorry. I said I was not interested in his being sorry. I told him that because of these, Skoda would always be sorry. He said we can schedule it for another day. I asked him if it would be scheduled and executed in the same way... it was not convenient for me either after that, to take the drive. Nor did they call me even once.

In fact, everything, the variant MT etc,was all fixed up. There was no confusion. But this is how the sales staff treated me.

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Old 30th December 2022, 23:30   #1018
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

Got the horns changed to the trumpet type. It was long pending and apparently was always on back order with the ASC and hence had to wait and bit and in the middle got caught up with lot of travelling.

The trumpets are very much typical German with a bassy note unlike the Hyundai/Kias shrill trumpets. Cost is on the higher side at 1450 for the horn and labour extra for what's basicallya Roots trumpet horns with a different coupler meant to fit the Skoda harness. What's bad is that the existing horn cover can't be used any more and the trumpets stay exposed behind the grill. But that ends up in a pretty loud output ahead of the car

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Skoda service center experience was pretty good this time with me being taken care well in the lounge as I waited for the work to be done.

There is a software update expected for the driver door regulator which will sort out the auto up issue. It isn't a hardware fault and changing the regulator won't solve this issue if someone has got that done already.

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Old 30th December 2022, 23:38   #1019
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Got the horns changed to the trumpet type. It was long pending and apparently was always on back order with the ASC and hence had to wait and bit and in the middle got caught up with lot of travelling.
What's the part number for the horns? Is 1450 price for single horn or twins? And how much were the labour charges?
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What's the part number for the horns? Is 1450 price for single horn or twins? And how much were the labour charges?
It is sold as a pair since it's considered an accessory and not a replacement part. The part number is 6JM093806 and costed 1469 including tax. Labour was 900 for removal and refitment of bumper only.
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